Origin of gorged
verb (used with object), gorged, gorg·ing.
verb (used without object), gorged, gorg·ing.
Origin of gorge1
Synonyms for gorge
Related Words for gorgedfeed, surfeit, glut, guzzle, overeat, cloy, fill, gormandize, gulp, jam, sate, cram, jade, satiate, congest, devour, bolt, overindulge, stuff, wolf
Examples from the Web for gorged
Contemporary Examples of gorged
They gorged themselves in their mess halls, tossing away mountains of food as starving locals looked on.The Not-Always-Greatest Generation
July 12, 2013
More often than not, this female ninja comes to us via a writer who has gorged on graphic novels for most of his life.Why Crime Novelists Don't Get Women
April 12, 2010
Historical Examples of gorged
The smell of food will draw a hungry creature and disgust a gorged one.The Biography of a Grizzly
Like an animal he likes to sleep after he has gorged himself.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
The Indians, as was their custom, gorged themselves on the meat, eating it half raw.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
The portion of the lungs that is not hepatized is red, and gorged with blood.Cattle and Their Diseases
The Daily Intelligencer was gorged with letters from its readers on the subject of the grass.Greener Than You Think
- a narrow rear entrance to a work
- the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
verb Also: engorge
Word Origin for gorge
"eat greedily," c.1300, from Old French gorger, from gorge (see gorge (n.)). Related: Gorged; gorging.
mid-14c., "throat," from Old French gorge "throat, bosom," from Late Latin gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," of uncertain origin, probably related to Latin gurgulio "gullet, windpipe," from PIE *gwere- "to swallow." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in Old French.